Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Partnership


The scope of this Strategic Institutional Partnership (SIP) with Harvard University is to strengthen multi-dimensional collaborations, provide a platform for new bottom-up initiatives and enhance outbound and inbound mobility of researchers from both universities. This seed money can be used for travel, accommodation, and operating costs (not equipment, only consumables) to achieve preliminary data to increase potential of subsequent grant opportunities. Given the far-reaching consequences of the COVID19-crisis on the planning and realization of international mobility, initiatives increasing international visibility by digital solutions are also supported by this SIP. Young researchers are therefore encouraged to make use of these opportunities facilitated by their promotor to expand their international network.


The SIP is a living and growing partnership, and welcomes all Ghent University researchers to strengthen ongoing or initiate new Harvard University collaborations.

Thanks to funding from the Ghent University Special Research Fund, the Strategic Institutional Partnership between Harvard University and Ghent University has launched a call for proposals of mobility (up to €.5000) and/or the organization of a (digital/corona-proof) event with Harvard University Researcher(s) with or without an additional project grant request related to this event (up-to €5.000).


The English application form must be submitted as 1 PDF named “SIP_Harvard_Faculty_ZAPsurname” by the Ghent University promotor to  (open call during 2023). Incomplete applications will not be considered. By sending the application, the applicant declares truthful completion of all required data, agreement of a Harvard researcher, gives the consent to support the involved research(er) and -if awarded- agrees to report (max. 2 pages) to the steering group within 1 month after completion, the achieved goals and the added value. The steering group consisting of a member of each collaborating faculty at Ghent university will decide within on average 1 month on funding based on this application form.

SIP Harvard steering group

  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FW – Prof. Lies Lahousse, chairman)
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PP -Prof. Rudi De Raedt, vice-chairman)
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (GE – Prof. Patrick Sips)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (EA – Prof. Sarah Verhulst)
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy (LW – Prof. Ann Heirman)
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (EB – Prof. Koen Schoors)